Energy-Efficient Torchiere Light Fixtures

Heat map of a Torchiere light fixture
September 1998

The Lighting Systems Research Group is conducting ongoing research developing safe, energy efficient alternatives to the ubiquitous halogen torchiere by employing various novel light sources in the torchiere fixture. One of our most successful designs is the CFL torchiere which recently won the "Best of What's New" Grand Prize Award for Home Technology from Popular Science magazine. The CFL torchiere produces 25% more lumens than 300W halogen torchieres, while using 1/5 the energy and operating 5000F cooler.

For more information, contact Michael Siminovitch, (510) 486-5863.